The table below looks at the statistics for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UAT Tester
Rank 582 583 548
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -35
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 18 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.030% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.032% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 16
Average daily rate
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£303 £275 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £180 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £316 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.18% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £12.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51861 49855 45545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.57% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32669 30609 26369
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1945 1977 2127
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -3 15 £300 +17.07% 2
London -10 4 £363 - 1
North West -16 4 £275 - 1
South East - 4 £210 -
Scotland -1 3 £305 -1.61%
Warrington - 3 £275 - 1
Cheshire - 3 £275 - 1
Kent - 2 £200 -
Glasgow - 2 £305 -
Dorset +3 1 £350 +278.37%
South West 0 1 £350 +47.36%
City of London -1 1 £375 -
Bournemouth -2 1 £350 +278.37%
Edinburgh -9 1 £295 +4.42%
Manchester -14 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £320 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Slough - 1 £210 -
Dover - 1 £200 -
East Midlands - 1 £275 -
Humberside - 1 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
Berkshire - 1 £210 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -

UAT Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 39 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (35.90%) Test Scripting
3 9 (23.08%) QA
4 7 (17.95%) Banking
5 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (15.38%) Finance
5 6 (15.38%) Project Management
5 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (10.26%) JIRA
6 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.26%) CRM
6 4 (10.26%) HP
6 4 (10.26%) ISEB
6 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
6 4 (10.26%) Exstream
7 3 (7.69%) Retail
7 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
7 3 (7.69%) SQL
7 3 (7.69%) Oracle
7 3 (7.69%) ERP
7 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
8 2 (5.13%) SDLC
8 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (5.13%) Change Management
8 2 (5.13%) Validation
8 2 (5.13%) Migration
8 2 (5.13%) XML

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Exstream
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.56%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
1 1 (2.56%) Internet
1 1 (2.56%) 3G
1 1 (2.56%) 4G
1 1 (2.56%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.56%) SAP HANA
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (17.95%) Banking
2 6 (15.38%) Finance
3 3 (7.69%) Retail
4 2 (5.13%) Front Office
5 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.13%) Equities
3 1 (2.56%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
1 1 (2.56%) Android
1 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (35.90%) Test Scripting
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (15.38%) Project Management
4 4 (10.26%) CRM
4 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
4 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 3 (7.69%) ERP
5 3 (7.69%) Web Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.13%) Automated Testing
6 2 (5.13%) Change Management
6 2 (5.13%) Validation
6 2 (5.13%) Migration
6 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.13%) SDLC
7 1 (2.56%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.56%) User Stories
7 1 (2.56%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ISEB
2 3 (7.69%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
1 4 (10.26%) HP
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) JD Edwards
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago